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Prohibited items


This list of prohibited and restricted items is not exhaustive, and is intended only as a guide. In addition, you may only sell items in your possession and you may not buy or sell items if legally prohibited in your Country of residence even if listed as allowed below.

Second Skin reserves the right to determine what items are or are not allowed to be listed on our app at any time. We may remove items that are not listed below if we decide that they are offensive, in breach of our Terms of Service, or are in any other way a risk that we're not prepared to take.

This list is subject to change without notice.

  1. 1. Adult only material and nudity

  • All material with either implicit or explicit reference to child pornography, including all forms of erotic art that include minors
  • Any material representing or describing child pornography, bestiality, necrophilia, coprophilia, rape, incest in all sort of publications, films, and other recordings
  • Adult magazines, films and videos

    2. Advertisements

    • Posts that advertise commercial or private websites for the purposes of selling outside Second Skin
    • Unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations or 'spam'

    3. Alcohol

    • Alcohol products

    4. Animal and wildlife products

    5. Counterfeit currency and stamps

    • Replica coins for collection
    • Counterfeit coins
    • Counterfeit bank notes
    • Counterfeit bonds

    6. Counterfeit items, replicas and unauthorised copies

    • Counterfeit clothing and accessories such as for example, a bag bearing the Chanel® name or logo that was neither made nor authorised for sale by Chanel®
    • Counterfeit replacement parts not made by the manufacturer that the items are labelled with
    • Counterfeit electronics
    • Unauthorised or pirated copies. This includes but is not limited to pirated, duplicated, backed-up or bootlegged copies of books, videos, films, music CDs, MP3s, MP4s, photographs, radio programs, concerts, television programs and video games
    • Products made available by digital download where the seller doesn’t own the copyright. This includes but is not limited to: codes that can be used to access content on other websites or platforms; e-books or audio books
    • Any product that has been illegally replicated, reproduced or manufactured
    • Any item or behaviour that infringes copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights. This also includes user generated content or creations made using parts of branded items without the authorisation of the brand itself
    • Equipment used to make counterfeit items

    7. Credit cards

    • Currently active and inactive bank credit, debit and pre-paid cards
    • Currently active store credit cards

    8. Data banks, mailing lists and personal information

    • Data banks
    • Mailing lists
    • Personal information

    9. Drop-shipping

    • Drop-shipped designer, luxury, electronic or cosmetic items
    • Drop-shipped items listed using stock images, customer photos and/or supplier photos
    • Drop shipped items produced at large scale and bought to order from catalogues or other marketplaces

    10. Drugs and drug paraphernalia

    • Narcotics, steroids, and any other controlled substance
    • Any substance described as having drug-like effects (for example, a 'legal high')
    • Any article meant for the use, manufacturing or concealing of a controlled substance
    • We have a zero tolerance policy for any drugs, drug paraphernalia, tobacco or smoking accessories and will take immediate action on any item in this category found on Second Skin

    11. Food and edible items

    • Perishable or past expiration date food and edible items
    • Non-perishable food and edible items that do not have a clear expiry date
    • Home caterer services

    The sale of the following is allowed:

    • Non-perishable food and edible items that have a clearly marked expiration date shown in the listing. The item must comply with applicable food regulations at the time of the sale both in the country where Second Skin is located and in the registered user’s country of residence and/or domicile

    12. Firearms, weapons and military items

    • Any firearms, weapons and military items, regardless of their functionality, construction date or of their being collectibles. The term 'firearm' indicates all the parts constituting a firearm, a sporting gun, all types of collectible, vintage, antique and signalling guns
    • Ammunitions
    • Kits for the construction of firearms
    • Firearms replicas
    • All blade weapons, knives and sharp instruments. This includes but is not limited to: kitchen knives, fishing and scuba knives, blackjacks, clubs, brass knuckles, switchblades and swords of all kind
    • BB guns
    • Airsoft guns
    • Pneumatic spearguns
    • Paintball guns

    The sale of the following is allowed:

    • Bulletproof vests
    • Miniature weapons designed for toy miniature figures
    • Toy weapons that cannot be mistaken for real weapons
    • Bows and arrows
    • Scuba spearguns

    13. Fireworks and kits for their implementation

    • Any fireworks, even those available in high street stores
    • Kits for firework implementation

    14. Goods from embargoed countries

    • All embargoed restricted items

    15. Government, transit and shipping-related items, government documents, IDs and licenses.

    • Any government, transit and shipping-related items, government documents, IDs and licenses

    16. Hazardous materials

    • Hazardous materials. This includes but is not limited to: fire extinguishers, radioactive materials, flammable gases, combustible items, pesticides and poisons, toxic substances
    • Any dangerous item subject to specific sale restrictions

    17. Human remains, human organs and body parts

    • Human body parts including, but not limited to: organs, bones, blood, waste products, sperm and eggs

    18. Lockpicking and locksmithing devices

    • Any lockpicking and locksmithing devices

    19. Lotteries and giveaways

    • All types of lotteries (raffles)

    20. Medicines, medical devices and healthcare products

    • All medical devices (prescription and over-the counter medical devices), including contact lenses
    • All medical products (prescription and over-the counter medical products)
    • Teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide and any other compound that releases hydrogen peroxide, including carbamide peroxide and zinc peroxide
    • Herbal and holistic remedies and other items whose descriptions implicitly or explicitly compare the products listed to prescription drugs, imply any non-approved treatments, or market them as having the same results
    • Weight loss products with warnings or recalls
    • Counterfeit medicines
    • Used and unsealed healthcare products
    • Surgical masks
    • Respirator masks
    • Sanitising sprays, gels and liquids

    The sale of the following is allowed:

    • Vitamins, provided the product is new and unopened and the list of ingredients clearly visible in the listing

    21. Offensive material

    • All items promoting, supporting or celebrating hatred, violence, racial, sexual and/or religious intolerance or organisations with such views

    22. Perfumes and cosmetics

    • Testers
    • Decanters
    • Used perfumes and cosmetics
    • Perfumes and cosmetics replicas

    The sale of the following is allowed:

    • Unused and genuine perfumes and cosmetics
    • Sample perfumes and cosmetics, as long as they come in the original container that includes the ingredient list
    • Homemade perfumes and cosmetics, as long as they comply with the applicable regulations at the time of the sale both in the country where Second Skin is located and in the registered user’s country of residence and/or domicile

    23. Plants and seeds

    • Any plants, seeds, plant pests and other material that are prohibited or restricted

    24. Real estate

    • Any real estate property

    25. Recalled items

    • Products recalled by a manufacturer or another government agency. For additional information please consult the applicable regulator website (e.g. European Commission website )

    26. Services

    • Professional or personal services such as for example financial or marketing advice, building or labour services

    27. Software

    • Counterfeit software
    • Preinstalled/OEM software
    • Any software restricted for sale

    28. State or public agencies ownerships, artistic, historical and archaeological properties

    • Artefacts, antiques and items with historical or artistic value that are protected under national laws or regulations

    29. Stocks and other securities

    • Stock or security interests

    30. Stolen property and property with removed serial numbers

    • Any item taken without the authorisation from private individuals, companies or governments

    31. Technology and electronics

    • Mobile phones and related tech accessories
    • Speakers, headphones and headsets
    • Digital audio players and related products
    • Games consoles, controllers and related accessories
    • Computers, laptops, tablets, E-readers and related accessories
    • Smartwatches and fitness watches or fitness trackers 
    • Cosmetic electronics such as hair stylers, clippers and trimmers
    • Home & lifestyle electronics such as lighting, virtual assistants and appliances
    • Televisions, DVD players and related products
    • Battery banks, chargers and hard drives

    The sale of the following is allowed:

    • Cameras, video cameras and related accessories including film & lenses
    • Mobile phone & laptop cases, covers, folios and holders
    • Digital & analog wrist watches such as Casio, Swatch and Timex 

    32. Tickets

    • Users are not allowed to sell any current lottery, football, transport service, event or show ticket

    33. Tobacco

    • Tobacco and its derivatives
    • All tobacco products and accessories, including ashtrays & collectables
    • Herbal tobacco, nicotine-free cigarettes or tobacco-free cigarettes
    • E-cigarettes & associated products
    • Pipes
    • Regular cigarette papers

    34. TV De-Scramblers

    • Any TV de-scramblers

    35. Vouchers, gift cards, digital and non-material goods

    • Vouchers
    • Gift cards, store or merchandise credits and all items equivalent to cash
    • All products made available by digital sale or download, including games and game accounts, in-game currency, items, and characters

    36. Second-hand clothing

    • Sellers must declare that the item is not new and that it has been cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions

    Last Update: 4th January, 2021